Momentum Magazine August 2018 Editon - Page 7

H ome A Place to Call Summit Pointe provides unique residential experience Imagine a group of men and women coming together and creating a family-- at Scranton’s Summit Pointe that is exactly what happened. For Tom Smith, property manager, Summit Pointe is all about building a sense of community. From hosting events like “Yappy Hour” for pets and “Sweet Treats,” to community members exercising together, it is hard not to feel a part of something special. “We recently went through a rebranding, and we are really focused on engaging the residents,” he said. “Last month was resident appreciation month and we had a new event every week to celebrate our residents.” Summit Pointe regularly hosts community-building events and activities. With new additions like a stair challenge and a bark park, there is always something to do on site. For residents who wish to venture off site, its convenient location means that a wide variety of places to go and things to do are always close by. With nearly 400 residents, Summit Pointe boasts a diverse community of adults, children and even pets. Residents can sign both short-term and long-term leases and apartments range in size from one- to three-bedrooms. Morgan Properties took over Summit Pointe in 2007, although the property has existed since 1968. According to Mr. Smith, the diversity of residents helps keep the community alive and thriving. “We always have extra basketballs in the office, and we usually have the fridge stocked with popsicles, and we always provide coloring books and sidewalk chalk, so everyone can have fun,” he said. “For the dogs, we always try to have treats for when they stop by on their walks. We want to engage our community and we try to go out of our way to achieve that goal.” • 7